Monday, 30 November 2009

Blyth's Reed Warbler

Not what you'd expect to see at the end of November in Shetland: this Blyth's Reed Warbler was still at Quendale today feeding along the lower reaches of the burn with a couple of Chiffchaffs. The bird was exceptionally active and the incredibly strong and contrasty light made capturing detail quite difficult.


Eagleseagles said...

Thats a late record.

The weather is causing all sorts to occur.

I wish I could get out and sea watch- yesterday Kent coast and Portland had huge numbers of birds past!
Have to wait til sunday morning as I am a bit busy!

All booked up for Shetland flights
in Sept/october now as well!

Hugh Harrop said...

I think its probabaly the latest-ever record of Blyth's Reed in the UK.

Phil Benstead said...

hi hugh
we have a barred warbler here in southern sweden...
just a weird, warm early winter